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TSKK REPORT 2012

TSKK REPORT 2012

1. TSKK Academics

The TSKK team conducted Konknni Course for beginners. The material used for the course was Fr. Mathew Almeida's book, "Romi Lipient Konknni Kors." Those who benefited include: 4 Seminarians from Goregaon Seminary - Br. Oscar J. Gonsalves, Br. Simon Andrew Rodrigues, Br. John Vincent Pereira and Br. Savio D' Souza (April 18 - 30); -Mr. Puranjaya Sing (June 15 - July 13); Fr. Anil Xalxo, Ponda and Sr. Rani Sahaya, Panjim,  (July 16 - Aug 17); Ms. Maya Costa, Verem (Aug 6 - Sept 5), Sr. Majulata Beck, Ribandar, Sr. Fattima Toppo, Dona Paula (Aug 21 - Sept. 20); Ms. Christina K. Raj, Panjim, (Oct 27 - Nov 22).

TSKK research Bulletin Sôd 16 was released on September 22. This issue has been edited by Fr. Pratap Naik. This issue contains the following articles: Gôyant Konknni Rajbhas: Sthiti ani Fuddar by Vincy Quadros, Konknni: A Marginalized Language by Fr. Pratap Naik, Konknni: An Ergative Language by Leif Höckerstedt & Fr. Pratap Naik, A Glimpse of History of Konknni and Marathi in Roman Script (1556 - ) by Fr. Pratap Naik, Konknni Ranantlo Sobit Sundor Tallo by Angelus F.X. Maffei, Goa's Very Own ‘Wren & Martin'! by Walter Menezes, Konknni Journalism in Roman Script by Peter Raposo sfx, Ethnographic Field Experiences and Rapport Building by Reyna Sequeira, Publishing Portuguese in Today's Goa: Challenges and Opportunities by Frederick Noronha and Jesvit Misionaranchi Konknni Porom'pora fuddem vorpi by Jose Salvador Fernandes.

On July 1, Fr. Pratap Naik gave a key note address on ‘The role of periodicals for the promotion of Konknni Language' at the Annual Meeting of Catholic Sabha, Mangalore. His articles,

"Linguistic Hegemony and Liberation,' and ‘Future of Konknni Education were published by      ‘O Herald O' newspaper.

 ‘Devacher Visvas Dhorun Kam Korat, Paichem Lisanv, Lozall Sasuryache Hal, Koleacheo Tin Kola, and Vithal Ye ani Pav Kha are among the 20 Goan short stories encrypted by Fr. Efraim Gracias in Romi Script.

The Dor Mhoineachi Rotti published the following articles of Fr. Apollo Cardozo: Bhagevont Pedru Canisius and Bhagevont Jose Maria Rubio Peralta. The same magazine also published Fr. Efraim Gracias' articles entitled: Poilo nem ani Buniad: Ek Vivronn, Ek Orth; Inasachem ‘Atmik Veayamanchi ollok; Inasache Atmik Veayam': Mon'xachea karnnechim molam

On December 3, ‘O Herald O' newspaper published Fr. Apollo's article entitled St. Francis Xavier - a missionary of faith.

2. TSKK Year's Programme

The Managing Committee Meetings of TSKK were held on February 11 and on July 21 while the Annual General Body Meeting was held on July 21.

On June 30, Fr. Pratap Naik participated in a press conference at Mangalore called by Jagotik Konknni Sanghotton (JKS) wherein he briefed the local press that Sahitya Akademi (New Delhi) should give equal importance to both the Devnagari and Roman Scripts of Konknni.

On August 28, Fr. Pratap was the Guest of Honour on the occasion of the Inauguration of the Silver Jubilee function of Dalgado Konknni Akademi.

On September 11, Fr. Apollo Cardozo took part in the preliminary meeting on "Planning Academic Courses' at XCHR Institute.

On September 30, Fr. Apollo Cardozo participated in the ‘Konknni Sonvsthanchem Sommelon' at the Economic Development Corporation House, Panjim, organized by the Dalgado Konknni Akademi.

On October 10, TSKK had the meeting of the Advisory Board of TSKK, to deliberate on the type of cultural activities that could be held at the Kendr during the course of the year.

On November 4, Fr. Apollo Cardozo was the Guest of Honour for TSKK - Carvalho Ghorannem Puroskar' organized by Mandd Sobhann, Mangalore.

3. TSKK - XCHR Collaborations

Since June 2011, TSKK and Xavier Centre for Historical Research (XCHR), two institutions in the same compound, decided to assist each other in their programmes and celebrate all the festivities together. On June 8, at the beginning of the academic year, the employees of both the Institutes had a Eucharistic celebration to seek God's blessings on them, on their work, on their families and on their benefactors. This was followed by a small get together.

TSKK assisted XCHR in conducting their programmes, such as the Goa History Quiz, the Opening and Closing function of the Exhibitions of Angelo da Fonseca's Paintings, etc.

 

TSKK with the help of XCHR organized Konknni Poetry Recitation Competition for the school children of Std. V and VI of North Goa. To encourage the students, besides the prizes for the winners, the others received educational gift hampers. Later on December 15, the Kendr organized a fellowship programme for the parishioners of the Holy Family Church, Porvorim in its courtyard, entitled Natalanchi Sanj: Purannantleo Kotha. Fr. Apollo prepared the script for the programme. The two Institutions celebrated together events such as, "Workers' Day, feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Diwali and feast of St. Francis Xavier. The Staff of both the Institutes had a day out in November. They visited Reis Magos fort, the Vagator beach and later relaxed at the lower Jesuit house in Baga.

 4. TSKK Awards

On January 26, TSKK had its annual award giving function in its courtyard. Mr. Eric Ozario, was the Chief Guest while Fr. Rosario Rocha, the Provincial of Goa Jesuits was the Guest of Honour.

The prestigious Fr. Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar (APKP) 2012 was awarded to Mr. Cyriaco Dias, for his valuable and immense contribution to Konknni Tiatr and Films. The award consisted of a shawl, memento and a cash of Rs. 25,000.00.

The Konknni Martir Floriano Vaz Puroskar 2011 was conferred on Mr. Marcus Gonsalves, for his book Tornni Xim. The award consists of a shawl, a memento and cash of Rs. 5,000.00.

The Jack Sequeira Konknni Puroskar 2011, instituted by Fr. Conceicao D 'Silva, presently the Parish Priest of Taleigao Church, was awarded to Fr. Ave Maria Afonso. The award consists of a shawl, a memento and cash of Rs. 5,000.00.

The Basilia Carvalho Konknni Puroskar 2011 was awarded to Ms. Irene Cardozo. The award consists of a shawl, a memento and cash of Rs. 5,000.00.

The Maria Afonso Konknni Puroskar 2011, instituted by Fr. Ave Maria Afonso, was conferred on Br. Eusebio Miranda, sfx. The award consists of a shawl, a memento and cash of Rs. 5,000.00.

The TSKK Carvalho Ghorannem Kola Puroskar was awarded to Mr. Norbert Gonsalves, for his outstanding contribution to Konknni through music. This award was conferred on him in collaboration with Mandd Sobbann in Mangalore. The award consists of a shawl, a memento, a citation and cash of Rs. 25,000.00.

5. TSKK Scholarships

The Kendr in association with lovers of Konknni language gives various scholarships to encourage Konknni language among the school students.

The Helen Baptista Scholarship for the year 2011 was given to Ms. Sabiya Dukandar and Ms. Taufiq Bandekhan of Government High School, Alto Betim. The scholarship consists of Rs. 2,000.00 each.

The Lourenco & Ubelina de Souza Scholarship was given to Ms. Anna Santana Fernandes of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Panjim. The scholarship consists of Rs. 2,000.00.

Mr. Vincy Cardozo Scholarship was given to Ms. Vilma Fernandes of Holy Cross Institute, Kepem. The scholarship consists of Rs. 2,000.00.

6. Library

At the end of December 2012, TSKK library collection of books has reached to 16, 260.

7.  Our Benefactors

TSKK mourns the death of the following benefactors who passed away in 2012: Mrs. Janet Fernandes, Caranzalem (April 23), Fr. Piedade Wilfred de Andrade, Margao (Aug 7) and Mr. J.B. Sequeira, Mumbai (Sept 6).

The Kendr is grateful to both individuals and Organizations that have generously helped the Kendr in various ways in 2012.  We are grateful to Fr. Donald Doyle, New York; Mr. Deepak Paul D' Souza, Mumbai; Mr. Fredric Noronha, Saligao; Tiatr Academy of Goa; Fr. Vasco da Rego SJ, Panjim; Fr. Valerian Fernandes, Udupi; Mr. Ramnath G. Naik, Ponda; Mr. Willy Goes, Taleigao; Ms. Daisy Carvalho, Mumbai; Golden Heart Emporium, Margao; Mr. Datta Naik, Panjim; Principal, St. Mary's Primary School, Varca; K. R. Vasamtha Mony, Kerala; Fr. Bernardo Cota (Raia), Parish Priest, Immaculate Conception Church, Gangolli, Dt. Udupi, Fr. Jose Antonio da Costa. (Vasco)

8. TSKK Family

Dr. Chandralekha D' Souza left the Institute in February for her personal reasons. Ms. Sampada left the Institute in July after completing her contract with the Kendr. We are grateful to them for their services and wish them all the best. Mr. Mathew Ribeiro joined the TSKK family in November on the Staff.

9. Media

Fr. Efraim Gracias video-filmed the closing ceremony on the occasion of Angelo da Fonseca's art work, entitled, ‘Maiden, Muse and Madonna', at Xavier Centre of Historical Research. He also produced a video of the closing ceremony of the Golden Jubilee of St. Michaels High School, Vagator. 

10. Visitors

During the course of last year, the Kendr receives a number of visitors, not only to see the place but also to know about the work the Kendr undertakes for the development of Konknni language. These include both Indians and foreigners. Some of the important visitors were: Fr. Joaquim D' Souza, from Rome, Fr. Panka Toppo, Jamshedpur, Mr. Uday Bhonsle and Mrs. Anjita Bhonsle, London.

11. TSKK's appeal for Projects

TSKK receives no grant from Central or State Government. We appreciate your good will and your generous contributions. Donations to TSKK are exempt from Income Tax under section 80 G in the Income Tax Act 1961. You can send your donations by cheque / M.O. / Bank Draft in the name of:

THOMAS STEPHENS KONKNNI KENDR,

B.B. Borkar Road

Alto, Porvorim, Goa - 403502.

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Bolkanv
Konknni mollar Gõycheo ani her ganvcheo mukhel ghoddnnuko
Angonn
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Motiam
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SMS-achea mollar Konknni.
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